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Why?. Where?. What?. Who?. When?. Who?. Enrique Aquilar Canchola , 42. What?. Disguised as a bus seat. Mexico to the U.S. California at the San Ysidro crossing, which can be seen in the background. Where?. When?. July 2006. Why?. To try (unsuccessfully) to sneak across the border.

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When

Who?

Enrique Aquilar Canchola , 42

What?

Disguised as a bus seat

Mexico to the U.S. California at the San Ysidro crossing, which can be seen in the background.

Where?

When?

July 2006

Why?

To try (unsuccessfully) to sneak across the border...


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Migration:

Mexico to USA

Aims:

-Be able to locate Mexico and the USA .

-Give reasons for why people migrate from Mexico to the USA.

-Describe the advantages and disadvantages for Mexico and the USA.

-Consider the different perceptions surrounding the issue of migration.

-Use and develop skills in creative writing .

Keywords

International Migration, Push, Pull, Mexico, USA.


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USA

Mexico


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Why might people want to migrate from Mexico to the USA?


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‘I like to be in America’


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Perceptions of Migration…


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How many immigrants can you get in one car?


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

BERNABE MENDEZ from the State of Guerrero works as a professional window cleaner in New York. He sends 500 dollars a month.


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

JUVENTINO ROSAS from the State of Mexico works in a fish market in New York. He sends 400 dollars a week.


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

FEDERICO MARTINEZ from the State of Puebla works as a taxi driver in New York. He sends 250 dollars a week.


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

MINERVA VALENCIA from Puebla works as a nanny in New York. She sends 400 dollars a week.


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

ADALBERTO LARA from the State of Mexico works as a construction worker in New York. He sends 350 dollars a week.


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

SERGIO GARCÍA from the State of México works as a waiter in New York. He sends 350 dollars a week.


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

PAULINO CARDOZO from the State of Guerrero works in a greengrocer loading trucks. He sends 300 dollars a week.


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

OSCAR GONZALEZ from the State of Oaxaca works as a cook in New York. He sends 350 dollars a week


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

ERNESTO MENDEZ from Mexico City works as a gigolo in Times Square New York. He sends 200 dollars a week.


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Superheroes

Photos by Dulce Pinzon

NOE REYES from the State of Puebla works as a delivery boy in Brooklyn New York. He sends 500 dollars a week.


Keep out the virtual border guard

Keep Out! The Virtual Border Guard

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Diary of an Immigrant!

Imagine yourself as being an immigrant who has gone unnoticed.

You are going to write a diary that details the real story of what it is like to be the Mexican immigrant worker in New York...


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Communication Skills…

  • Use the past tense

  • First person viewpoint (ie. “I”) and make it personal

  • Chronological order (i.e. Order of time)

  • Use adjectives to project the mood and describe your feelings

  • e.g. How would you feel if you got caught?

  • Try not to just describe, but explain

  • Use paragraphs for each section of your work


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Content: What should I include?

  • The information you have been given (facts sheet)

  • Describe your situation, feelings and plans. Why do you want to leave Mexico?

  • Details of the push factors and pull factors (Social and Economic).

  • How you travelled over the border and what you did if you managed it.

  • Any danger you experienced along the way; did you meet the border patrols?

  • In your final paragraph you suggest whether your quality of life is better now than in the past.


Plight of the migrants

Plight of the Migrants


Extension and homework

Extension and homework

  • Turn to page 74-75 and complete activities 1-6 fully in your books.


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